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two baking questions

Well, one baking question and one icing question.

1. I am baking a chocolate cake and want to double the recipe. The original recipe calls for 2 teaspoons baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon baking soda. Can I double these ingredients or does the ratio of baking powder/baking soda change with different size recipes?

2. As I am making this cake for a child's birthday, I am making the icing with (yuck)crisco/butter and confectioners sugar. I have found that children do not like a real buttercream. However, unlike real buttercream, the crisco/butter/confectioners sugar icing is not shiny. Is there any way to make this icing shiny, such as adding glycerine or corn syrup? Thanks!

Sep 06, 2006
Julie H. in Home Cooking